BEETS

Reduce Birth Defects

Beets are good for pregnant women since they are a source of B vitamin folate, which helps in the development of an infant’s spinal column. Deficiency of folate can lead to various birth defects such as neural tube defects.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1003063008648?&utm_medium=329

Aids Weight Loss

One characteristic that makes beetroot the ideal weight loss food is its natural sweetness. Which is why you can substitute your artificial sweetener with it. Because a diet high in added sugar can result in weight gain.

Beetroot is rich in fiber, which makes it one of the best weight loss foods. Talking about beet juice, some experts say that it is better as your body can absorb nutrients better from the juice.

Boost Endurance

British researchers conducted studies that found athletes who drank beet juice mixed with a little apple juice before working out reported better endurance and a lower resting blood pressure than those who did not. The performance boost is thought to be from the nitrates found in the root. And these aren’t the only energy-boosting benefits of beets. Additional research suggests that a beet-apple juice mixture could make certain activities (like walking) less exhausting for seniors.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/beetroot-juice-bolsters-athletic-performance-study-finds-2306407.html